Friday July 1, 2016 at 11:45PM
In 1996, Maxwell redefined classic soul music with the critically-acclaimed debut, Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite. Fueled by RIAA gold single, "Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder)," Grammy-nominated Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite achieved double platinum, followed by Embrya in 1998. BLACKsummers'night debuted at No. 1, winning two Grammys and another platinum award in 2009. To date, he’s achieved 12 gold and platinum certifications from RIAA. Maxwell’s second album in his trilogy, blackSUMMERS'night, will release in 2016.